DLL Lab Begins Two New Research Projects

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Developing Language and Literacy Laboratory

DLL Lab Begins Two New Research Projects

The DLL Lab begins two new research projects funded by the Institute of Education Sciences – Bilingual Assessment of Phonological Sensitivity (BAPS) and Parents Plus.

The Bilingual Assessment of Phonological Sensitivity (BAPS) Project aims to develop a reliable and valid, comprehensive assessment of phonological sensitivity in Spanish and English that can be used with 3-to 5-year-old DLLs.  Once developed, teachers and speech-language pathologists will be able to use the BAPS to: (a) develop an in-depth understanding of where Spanish-speaking DLLs are on the developmental continuum of PS in both languages; (b) determine where to begin instruction on PS; and (c) identify children who have difficulties with PS. 

Parents Plus: Language Coach, plans to develop an internet-based program, which will train parents to use high quality language facilitation strategies to promote the language skills of their children with language impairment.